*** Dive into the world of knife making with ABS Master Smith Scott McGhee***

American Bladesmithing Society: Introduction to Bladesmithing (2-Week Course)
Monday through Friday, April 17th-21st and April 24th-28th (8am-5pm daily)

Certified by the American Bladesmith Society (ABS) and taught by ABS Master Smiths, this two week course is designed for anyone (beginners to experienced metal workers) who is interested in learning how to make high quality forged blades. Each day will include both lecture and hands-on time with an hour break for lunch. Lecture topics will include metal/material selection, blade function and blade design. Hands on time will include forging metal to shape, normalizing, heat treating, grinding and tempering. These semi-finished blades will then be tested for their cutting ability, edge holding, hardness and flexibility.

While handles and guards are not apart of this course they may be discussed. Students who successfully complete this course should be prepared to venture into a handles and guards course next so look through our other offerings.

Successful completion of this course will reduce the required 3 year waiting period to a 2 year wait as an ABS Apprentice member for eligibility to submit their knives for ABS Journeyman Smith judging.

Go to our website for more details and to sign up!